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Offline JimThornTX

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TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:35:26 PM »
"TriStar Arms, an importer of sporting, hunting and self-defense pump, semi-auto and break-action shotguns, will be expanding their small offering of handguns with a full line of Canik pistols. They will be adding polymer, steel and alloy-framed pistols to their catalog, seven new models in 9mm and a few with .40 S&W variants."

http://www.guns.com/2013/01/30/tristar-arms-to-carry-full-line-of-canik-pistols/

I can't wait to see what models will be offered in .40 S&W. I am also eagerly waiting for somebody to import the Canik Piranha.
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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 08:51:27 PM »
That is good news indeed.  I wonder when they will show up?

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 11:39:43 PM »
Bought a C-100 at the end of December. Great gun! I have been on the look out for a full size CZ 75b or BD but the gun shops can't keep any 9mm's on the self. I went to Acadamy and couldn't believe my eyes there was a CZ 75 in the case! oN closer inspection it was the Tristar S-120. the gun handled just like the real thing. Weight and grip were awsome (a little thinner than the C-100).
        It was priced at $349! I paid $299 for the C-100 that is now priced at $349. I would have bought it but i really want a true CZ 75. If anyone is looking for a great deal on a great gun you shoot look at the S-120. I know i will be kicking my self later for not getting it but i always have my C-100.

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 11:47:43 PM »
That's interesting. At the last gun show, there was one dealer with a lot of TriStar, Canik, EAA and one or two CZ's, and that's all she had. I figured there was some connection between those brands (minus CZ).

If the prices were more reasonable at shows I might have gambled on a Canik or EAA (Tanfoglio).

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 12:57:06 AM »
Very Interesting!   8)  They've not updated their website as yet to show their expanded line.  http://www.tristararms.com/
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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 12:22:43 PM »
If you go to the Tristar web-site home page and click on the catalog for 2013 you'll see the new Canik55 lineup.  I have my eye on the T-100 in chrome/silver.

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 03:39:00 PM »
If you go to the Tristar web-site home page and click on the catalog for 2013 you'll see the new Canik55 lineup.  I have my eye on the T-100 in chrome/silver.

Just looked at the catalog. I could be wrong but the new P-120 looks like the Canik Piranha I have been wanting.  :o ;D Reminds me of a CZ97 but it's a 9mm. Definitely on my wish list.  8)

Also note the C-100 .40 S&W Compact.  :o ;D Another one definitely on my wish list.  8)
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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 04:08:17 PM »
I called Tristar today and spoke with a fella that was very nice and talkative, he is obviously proud of the quality in the Canik55 line.  I asked if Academy Sports will be carrying any of the new models, he told me they will have the T100 in blue only and should bee in stores in approx. 4-5 weeks.  He also said there is a good chance the warranty will be bumped up to 5 years.  As far as parts go he said they have many parts in stock and mags. will be in next week.  While talking about parts he said the slide stop in the C-100 is forged not cast and would be difficult to break.  Just thought I'd pass this along.

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 06:36:55 PM »
The Academy by me, to my surprise, already had the S-120 and T-100. I had only seen the C-100 before.

The C-100 was still $299 and the S-120 and T-100 were both $349.

Grabbed a S-120 for myself. Been wanting a CZ-75 for some time but I haven't been able to find any in stock so a $350 clone was a no-brainer.  ;D


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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 08:40:59 PM »
Welcome to the forum modnar and thanks for the heads up.  Will stop by my local Academy tomorrow.

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 09:07:24 PM »
From the picture I notice the trigger guard is different from the C-100, more rounded.

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 11:06:37 PM »
The Academy by me, to my surprise, already had the S-120 and T-100. I had only seen the C-100 before.

The C-100 was still $299 and the S-120 and T-100 were both $349.

Grabbed a S-120 for myself. Been wanting a CZ-75 for some time but I haven't been able to find any in stock so a $350 clone was a no-brainer.  ;D

Funny, see my other post about the C-100.  I bought it at $299 a week or so ago, and got an S-120 today! 

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 12:12:34 AM »
Welcome, Modnar, to the Clone Side of czfirearms.us!  :)

Congratulations on your new Canik L-120!  8)  Be sure to post a separate "Range Report" thread and let us know how it shoots for you.  :)
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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2013, 12:53:02 PM »
Will do.  ;)

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Re: TriStar Arms to carry full line of Canik pistols
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2013, 06:00:52 PM »
Went to my local Academy today and they had an S120 and a T100, both for $349.99.